LibriVox recording of The Talisman, by Sir Walter Scott. Read by Lizzie Driver
The Talisman is a gripping tale set near the end of the Third Crusade. King Richard the Lionheart is grievously ill, and all around him the leaders from allied countries plot and scheme to gain personal power, putting the future of the crusade in jeopardy. Sir Kenneth of Scotland finds himself caught up in events, and finds both his honour and his life are now on the line. Can a cure be found for the King? Can Kenneth redeem his honour? – Written by Rowen.
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February 5, 2018 Subject:
Narration is superb
Thanks to the narrator for her time and patience in recording this book. She did a great job.
Unfortunately, this book is about as interesting as watching paint dry. The pace is nothing short of glacial. The plot expands further and further without making any connection. I couldn’t get past the 8th chapter.
have to read this for school the book to discriptive and i cant understand anything
October 9, 2015 Subject:
Lizzy Driver is one of my favorite readers, BUT!
DO NOT START LISTENING TO FIRST SECTION AS YOU ARE HAVING A MEAL! you will lose your appetite or worse. just started reading. its about the Crusades. They say Richard the Lionheart was a great king. While the first section is said to be a myth, there is historical documentation that King Richard had his knights and armies commit horrible atrocities against muslims and jews. I liked the second chapter where the european and muslim engage in one on one combat and then have a truce and share in a Oasis in the middle of the desert.
May 6, 2014 Subject:
chapter 7 of the tallsman
I am reading this for school and i was asked to read chapter 7, But i found no chapter 7. Instead i found two chapters entitled chapter 9. I clicked on the first chapter 9 the one below chapter 6 and it turned out to be chapter 7. Other than this issue i think its a fine recording.
October 29, 2008 Subject:
I began listening to this recording before it was completed...just to see what it was like. I was hooked. Though the first chapter was a bit of a detail overload, as the story progresses it gets more and more difficult to stop listening. Oh, and the recording was simply superb! Thanks Lizzy. :)